University of Utah

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,175
5.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,399
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.875%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
89.1%
21,072 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
34,734
80.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.5%
2,050 Graduates

About

University of Utah is a higher education institution located in Salt Lake County, UT. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Utah were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (413 degrees awarded), Computer Science (219 degrees), and Registered Nursing (219 degrees).

In 2022, 9,223 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Utah. 50.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,131 degrees), 6.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,014 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Utah is $8,175, which is $−21,975 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

About the photo: A look west toward the Great Salt Lake, from the Wasatch Foothills. Shot from the new Natural History Museum of Utah, located on the University of Utah campus.

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Utah is $8,175, which is $−21,975 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,399.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending University of Utah received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,175
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Utah was $8,175. The cost of tuition at University of Utah is $−21,975 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$12,399
2022 Value
4.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Utah had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,399. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Utah grew by 4.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,820
Room and Board
$1,036
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Utah was of $11,820 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 15.9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,036. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at University of Utah received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 41.4% with respect to 2021, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.875%
2019 Default Rate
45
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Utah was 0.875%, which represents 45 out of the 5144 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Utah received 21,072 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 15.1% annual growth. Out of those 21,072 applicants, 18,781 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.1% acceptance rate.

There were 34,734 students enrolled at University of Utah in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Utah has an overall enrollment yield of 29.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
18,781
Accepted Out of 21,072

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Utah was 89.1% (18,781 admissions from 21,072 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 95%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 15.1%, while admissions grew by 8.05%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2022)
643
Scores Submitted (2022)

12% of enrolled first-time students at University of Utah in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Utah had a total enrollment of 34,734 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Utah is 28,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,664. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at University of Utah are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Utah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.3% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.12% Asian, 5.25% Two or More Races, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.403% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.343% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Utah in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by White Female (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Utah in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34,734 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Utah is 28,070 and the part-time enrollment is 6,664. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at University of Utah are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Utah was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Utah had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    21,283 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,400 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    2,472 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Utah is 61.3% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.12% Asian, 5.25% Two or More Races, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.403% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.343% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 95 more women than men received degrees from University of Utah. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Utah is white (6,131 degrees awarded). There were 6.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1014 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Utah is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (413 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (219 degrees) and Registered Nursing (219 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Utah, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (337 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (907 degrees), and Physical Sciences (226 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Utah are Other managers (587,798 people), Software developers (508,025 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (372,063 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (366,129 people), and Civil engineers (290,188 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Utah in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (337 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (907 degrees), Physical Sciences (226 degrees), Engineering (861 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (372 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Utah are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (337 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (907 degrees), Physical Sciences (226 degrees), Engineering (861 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (372 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Utah are Computer Systems Design (644,899 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (546,605 people), Elementary & secondary schools (511,420 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (495,690 people), and Construction (385,472 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (337 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (907 degrees), Physical Sciences (226 degrees), Engineering (861 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (372 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Utah.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 413 degrees awarded
  2. 219 degrees awarded
  3. 219 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Utah was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 413 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,564
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,659
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,564 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah, which is 0.98 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,659).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 336 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.68 times more than the 200 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 316 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 2.51 times more than the 126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 34% of students graduating from University of Utah completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Utah is Female and Asian (74.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.488% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,131 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,014 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    541 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Utah is white (6,131 degrees awarded). There were 6.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1014 degrees).

2.83% of degree recipients (261 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    3,075 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,056 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    606 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Utah is white male (3,075 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3056 degrees).

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Operations

University of Utah has an endowment valued at nearly $1.36B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.4%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Utah had a total salary expenditure of 6.65B. University of Utah employs 491 Professors, 424 Associate professors and 416 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Utah are Male Professor (331), Male Assistant professor (226), and Male Associate professor (219).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Utah are: Management, with 1,080 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 946 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 808 employees.

Endowment

$1.36B
2022 Endowment
0.106%
decline from 2021

University of Utah has an endowment valued at about $1.36B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Utah declined 0.106% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $988M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $398M - Federal
  2. $61.7M - State
  3. $390k - Local

As of 2022, University of Utah received $398M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $61.7M from state grants and contracts, and $390k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.5B
2022 Salaries
8.61%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Utah paid a median of $2.5B in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($6.65B) and a 8.61% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$222M
Instructional Salaries
1,743
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Utah paid a total of $222M to 1,743 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.88% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
491 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,080 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Utah were Professor with 491 employees, Associate professor with 424 employees, and Assistant professor with 416 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Utah were Management with 1,080 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 946 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 808 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Utah was Male Professor with 331 employees, Male Assistant professor with 226 employees, and Male Associate professor with 219 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Utah.

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